As a side effect from the major surgery, my hubby’s back pain issue is on & off disturbing his sleep quality, so we went to see Chiropractic Doctor. After X ray and diagnosis, we realized that his spine has slanted at few points and his lower S of spine is getting too straight, termed as mild lumbar scoliosis.
The cause of his spine issue is mainly due to huge loss of stomach muscle after surgery that our body had no choice to putting more pressure to his back spine. His poor body posture also affecting the spine at those pointed area. The Chiropractic doctor advised him for spine adjustment at primary stage of treatment but later part, he needs to build up more muscle to support his back. He had a lot of relieve after the first adjustment. We enjoyed lots during the cracking. Ha! I am thinking of those friends who underwent major abdominal operation should have the same problem but I really seldom read about the chiropractic treatment they might thought of or they rather taking paracetamol or checking for spine tumour perhaps?! Because every pain to oncologist is recurrence!!
Secondly, a bad side effect from surgery and cancer treatment is Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The origin cause of this disease is leaking gut that many naturopathy doctors are talking about. I guess we found our way to tackle this issue and we would like to share with fellow cancer friends. First, his symptoms of leaking gut is bloatedness, wind, poor digestion and we suspect that his body is not absorbing nutrients very well too. If he ate something not right, eating too fast, his bloatedness will make him vomit eventually. He has diarrhea issues ever since his ileostomy reversal. So end up both situation could named IBS.
We mentioned to doctor before for his condition. Doctor told us we actually has to bear with it and hoping for it to get better. I read many forums that people who tried all sorts of medicine could not really get it solved. The constant diarrhea & eating problems has really weaken the body in many ways, death is probably the end stage. Again, all these issues to oncologist is exactly recurrence for tumour cell that growing very fast has weaken up the body to death.
I was thinking that way, couple of weeks ago. Sadly.. Devastating… Until yesterday when we met his aunt & our Chinese Physician for TCM follow up visit.
We visited his aunt to understand better of his condition and what to do next. She had experience with cancer patients who suffered from this chronic IBD. She explained that the toxicity in the intestine (long accumulated & worsen after surgery) made the environment suitable for bad bacteria, virus, even parasite to grow. Our body immunity that weaken is unable to get the environment right. Thus we had to be very careful for food we eat by ensuring 1) easier digestion 2) nutrient dense (not Ensure milk) 3) Get rid the bad bacteria, by these 3 important points will definitely make our intestine feel better.
I think what she said is making a point. My hubby could not digest well so porridge & soft kind of baby food had no issue for him. He took the Vita Cleanse that I shared earlier consists of psyllium husk, onion, dandelion root, Spirulina, plantago, cloves & etc that helped in intestinal debunking really made him felt better. He had less gas with harden stool, less toilet trip and he gained more strength after 2weeks time. His intestine environment that changed allowed him to absorb the nutrients better.
His aunt also added another product named Vita tab which consists of rosemary, chickweed, cloves, plantain, Irish moss and corn silk extract to complete the intestine debunking programme together with the Vita Cleanse. We too bought vegan protein powder from Greens + brand to increase his protein intake as he is almost vegetarian now. Fish is only like once a week.
He started coffee enema last week as emphasized by his aunt, everything went well. He had always feeling that body is lighter after the enema. He enjoyed it so far.
So we met with our Chinese Physician too. He comment that my hubby health is getting better from his diagnosis. He changed his prescription to improve his sleep & body absorption instead the common cancer remedies. He congratulated us for our efforts. We were so happy & relieved too.
I shall get my hubby’s blood test to testify the good progress but also thinking what’s the point if you are sensitive enough to your own body? What’s the big deal if scientifically proven your cancer growth at other body parts but you are feeling all right? Many non cancer people dying with tumour in the body without knowing it! Our main goal of his cancer treatment is that he can sleep, can eat & can ‘pee’ & can ‘shit’ (Chinese saying) and we will deem it as good already.. Haha..
I am trying to list down his daily supplementation & diet. I will update by next post.